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BC Studies no. 154 Summer 2007

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Utopians and Utilitarians: Environment and Economy in the Finnish-Canadian Settlement of SointulaOJS Link Icon

By Mikko Saikku

BC Studies no. 154 Summer 2007  pp. 3-38


Donna Atkinson is a Research Associate with the National Collaborating Centre for Aboriginal Health at the University of Northern British Columbia. After completing her MA thesis in 2005 on the indigenous rights movement in Siberia, she worked as a researcher for the Improved Partnerships stream of the Community-University Research Alliance grant “Partnering for Sustainable Resource Management” co-managed by the Tl’azt’en Nation and UNBC (http://cura.unbc.ca). As well, she served as the research coordinator for the John Prince Research Forest history project led by Dr. Gail Fondahl.

Lara Campbell is an assistant professor in the Women’s Studies department at Simon Fraser University. She has published in the field of gender and the welfare state, and is currently working on a manuscript entitled Respectable Citizens of Canada: Gender, Family, and Unemployment in the Great Depression, 1929-1939.

Bill Carroll is a professor at the University of Victoria where he teaches in the Department of Sociology and in the Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Cultural, Social and Poltiical Thought. His research interests are in the areas of social movements and social change, the political economy of corporate capitalism, and critical social theory and method. He won the Canadian Sociological Association’s John Porter Prize in 1998 for Corporate Power and Canadian Capitalism (UBC Press, 1986) and in 2005 for Corporate Power in a Globalizing World (Oxford University Press, 2004).

Gail Fondahl is Associate Professor of Geography, and Chair of the Geography and Outdoor Recreation and Tourism Programs at the University of Northern British Columbia. While the main focus of her research has been legal and cultural geographies of indigenous Siberian peoples, she has been working in partnership with Tl’azt’en Nation for the past several years on sustainable forest management. She is principal investigator of a SSRHC Community-University Research Alliance grant, “Partnering for Sustainable Resource Management” that is co-managed by Tl’azt’en Nation and UNBC (http://cura.unbc.ca).

Shibao Guo is an assistant professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of Calgary and an affiliated researcher with the Prairie Metropolis Centre for Research on Immigration and Integration (PMC). His research focuses on citizenship and immigration, social justice and equity in education, adult education and community development, and comparative and international education. His most recent publications appeared in the Journal of International Migration and Integration, entitled “The Changing Face of Chinese Immigrants in Canada,” and “Chinese Immigrants in Vancouver: Quo Vadis?” (both with Don DeVoretz).
Natasha Patterson is a doctoral candidate in Women’s Studies at Simon Fraser University. She teaches and researches in the areas of gender and television culture, and contributed to the recently published book, The Women’s Movement Today: An Encyclopedia of Third Wave Feminism (2006).

Bob Ratner is a Professor Emeritus of Sociology at the University of British Columbia. His research interests are in the areas of social movements, critical criminology, and political sociology. His current SSHRC-supported research project is in the field of genocide reparations.

Mikko Saikku is University Lecturer of North American Studies at the Renvall Institute for Area and Cultural Studies, University of Helsinki, and Docent of Environmental History at the University of Tampere, Finland. He is the author of This Delta, This Land: An Environmental History of the Yazoo-Mississippi Floodplain (University of Georgia Press, 2005) and coeditor of Encountering the Past in Nature: Essays in Environmental History (Ohio University Press, 2001).